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Buildings where people live or stay

adobe

noun

a house built using adobe bricks

apartment block

noun

a block of flats

apartment building

noun

a block of flats

back-to-back

noun

a type of house built in British industrial cities in the 19th century, with a row of houses all joined together, and the walls of one row very close to the walls of the next row

billet

noun

a place, usually someone’s house, that soldiers live in temporarily, especially during a war

boarding house

noun

a house in which people pay to live as guests with the family who owns it

bothy

noun

a small simple house with one or two rooms

bungalow

noun

a house that is all on one level

bungalow

noun

a small house that is often all on one level

bunkhouse

noun

a building where a group of workers sleep

cabin

noun

a small simple wooden house in the mountains or in a forest

chalet

noun

a wooden house built in a mountain area, especially in Switzerland. Its roof usually has steep sides.

chateau

noun

a castle or large house in the French countryside

condo

noun

a condominium

condominium

noun

a building that contains several flats, each of which is owned by the people who live there

conversion

noun

a building that has been changed so that people can live in it

cottage

noun

a small house, usually in a village or the countryside

country house

noun

a large house in the countryside, usually in the UK or Europe, especially one that has been owned by the same family for many years

country seat

noun

a large house in the countryside that belongs to someone who is rich

dacha

noun

a house in the countryside in Russia that someone lives in at weekends or during holidays

dak bungalow

noun

a house where travellers can stay, used especially by government officials

demesne

noun

in the past, a large house and the land that belonged to it

des res

noun

a very attractive house or flat

dorm

noun

a dormitory

dormitory

noun

a hall of residence

dosshouse

noun

a building where people who have no home can sleep

duplex

noun

a semi-detached house

dwelling

noun

a house, flat, or other shelter in which someone lives

gaff

noun

a building, especially someone’s home

grange

noun

a large country house with farm buildings near it

guest house

noun

a small hotel or private home where people can pay to spend the night

guest house

noun

a small house for guests on the property of a larger house

habitation

noun

a house

hacienda

noun

the main house on a hacienda, where the owner lives

hall

noun

a hall of residence

hall of residence

noun

a large building in or near a college or university, where students live. The American word is dormitory.

haveli

noun

a large impressive house

home

noun

a building for people to buy or rent

home

noun

a building where people who need special care can live and be looked after, for example an old-people’s home or a children’s home

hostel

noun

a building where people can stay and get meals if they have no home or have been forced to leave their home

hostel

noun

a building where people living away from home can stay and get meals at low prices

house

noun

a building for living in, usually where only one family lives

housing

noun

buildings for people to live in

housing estate

noun

a large group of houses built at the same time and in the same style, especially one built by local government for people with low incomes to live in

lodge

noun

a small simple house in the countryside that people stay in, for example when they go hunting or fishing

lodge

noun

a small house built on land belonging to a large house

lodging house

noun

a building with rooms for people to rent, usually for short periods only. The American word is rooming house.

log cabin

noun

a small simple house made of logs in the countryside or in the mountains

love nest

noun

a house or flat where two people go to be together, especially if they are having a secret love affair

manor

noun

a large house with a lot of land and small buildings around it

mansion

noun

a large house, especially a beautiful one

mobile home

noun

a house built in a factory and moved to a piece of land on a truck

newbuild

noun

a house that has recently been built

newbuild

noun

houses of this type

orphanage

noun

a building where orphans live and are looked after

palace

noun

a very large building, especially one used as the official home of a royal family, president, or important religious leader

Palace

noun

used in the name of a palace

pied-à-terre

noun

a small flat or house, especially in a city, that someone owns or rents in addition to their main house

pile

noun

a very large old house or other building

place

noun

a house, flat etc for living in

quarters

noun

rooms or buildings for people to live in

ranch

noun

a ranch house 1

ranch house

noun

a house on one level, often with a roof that does not slope much

ranch house

noun

the main house on a ranch

reception centre

noun

a building in which people who have arrived in a country and have no home, or who have had to leave their home, stay temporarily until someone in authority decides where they will go

rooming house

noun

a lodging house

row house

noun

a terraced house

safe house

noun

a building that is used for hiding people or protecting them from danger

seat

noun

a large house in the countryside that belongs to an important family

semi

noun

a semi-detached house

shanty

noun

a badly built house made from sheets of wood, metal, or other thin material

shelter

noun

a temporary place to live for people who do not have their own homes, or for animals who have been treated in a cruel way

shoebox

noun

a very small house or room

slum

noun

a house in such an area

starter home

noun

a small house that someone buys as their first home

stately home

noun

a large house in the UK that has an interesting history and belongs, or used to belong, to an important family

storey house

noun

a house that has more than one level

summer house

noun

a house, especially in the mountains or near the sea, that is used for summer holidays

tenement

noun

a large building in a city, containing several flats

terrace

noun

a terraced house

terraced house

noun

a house in a row of similar houses joined together on both sides. The American word is row house.

timeshare

noun

a flat or house that you buy with other people so that you can each use it for a particular amount of time every year

timesharing

noun

the practice of owning a timeshare

town house

noun

a house in a city or town belonging to someone who also has a house in the countryside

town house

noun

an expensive house near the main part of a town or city

town house

noun

a house that shares walls with houses on either side of it

villa

noun

a large house with a big garden in a warm country or region

workhouse

noun

in the past, a building where poor people in Britain were sent to live and were given unpleasant work to do

semi-detached

noun

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